So, this couple goes into a thrift store and buys a couch for $27, which turns out to be infested with a cat that had been in there since it was donated (here). The cat survived its ordeal, after the couple finally rescued it, along with about $3.57 in change and about a pound-and-a-half of stale popcorn. I can imagine how the situation unfolded:
Guy, sitting on the couch watching TV: “Vvvvvrrrrrrpp!”
Wife. Disgusted: “Honey, did you just break wind on our new $27 couch?”
Guy: “Well, yes, but I think there may also be a cat in the couch.”
So, the next time you decide to score a deal at the thrift store, be sure to check for any stowaway animals.